Monday, November 26, 2007

I really did not want to be off from work today, because it just looks bad to take the Monday after a long weekend off. But I have a cough that won't die, my voice is going in and out, and I have been up since 4:30am, so I really had no choice. I have learned that there are two types of sick people. There are the babies who sit in bed all day long, and ask someone to take care of them, and they just act like complete and utter jackasses. Or you have the people like me, who are in severe denial about any sickness, until they are so sick that they absolutely need someone to take care of them. I don't like to be vulnerable at all, and that faux fearlessness has me on my ass today. Although its not so bad to watch football highlights all morning. Speaking of football...

My beloved Philadelphia Eagles almost pulled off the upset of the year against the undefeated, alleged best team ever, the New England Patriots. In fact, that's probably why I am sick now, because instead of taking my ass to the warm bed, I stayed up hopping around and talking trash while wearing my jersey, my shorts and sipping wine. I don't think I've been that into an Eagles game since the playoffs last year. Unfortunately, they lost, and the playoffs are not an option this year, and in all probability, Donovan McNabb will be playing for another team.

I know I sometimes pose rhetorical questions in this blog, but today I really would like an answer. On Saturday night, the ladyfriend and I went to pick up some Thai food we ordered via phone. We walked into the restaurant, and the food wasn't quite ready yet, so we hung at the bar, and one of the servers came and brought us the bill. On this bill, there was a line for a tip, and I found myself wondering what the hell the tip was for. The food was not delivered, I came to pick it up, and the waitress who handed us the bill wasn't even the woman who took the order via phone. So basically I would be tipping the waitress for carrying my food from the kitchen to my hands..that shit ain't tip worthy. So I took all my change and walked out of there. Was I wrong?

Is It Good To You - Tammy Lucas

6 comments:

LittleTortilla stays in DC said...

I do not tip in those circumstances generally. If they give me water or something while I'm waiting I'll tip $1.

bfnh. said...

i ignore the shit out of that line. just like when i pick up pizza instead of having it delivered. some people will tell you about how the person working that area only makes enough to support dirt weed instead of the horse her body yearns for. tell those people that "crack is wack."

Bashful said...

Nope, you were not wrong at all. I don't tip in those circumstances as well.

Miss Black River said...

No tips for takeout.

lex said...

Man...I have so many things to say about the eagles game(and tipping for that matter), but i swore to myself that i wouldnt write anymore books in your comments section. So here goes:

I thought they were gonna win. I broke my no-trash talk rule, and now i'm rueful. I'm still kind of hoarse from yelling.

GemEnigma said...

A day late and a dollar short (no pun intended), but here's my response:

No tip on carry-out. Period. I see it as that tip line being the standard receipt format and call it a day.

Furthermore, one should also cross that line out and reiterrate your original total underneath. Rub it in.

The whole POINT to carry out is to avoid dining in. And that INCLUDES paying a server a tip. Call me cheap. I'm just being real. :-P